Book Review | Persephone's Orchard by Molly Ringle

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

Title: Persephone's Orchard

Author: Molly Ringle

Series: The Chrysomelia Stories #1

Genres: Fantasy, Greek Mythology, Paranormal Romance

Publication Year:  2013

Page Numbers: 341

Format: eBook

Synopsis from Goodreads: 
The Greek gods never actually existed. Did they? Sophie Darrow finds she was wrong about that assumption when she's pulled into the spirit realm, complete with an Underworld, on her very first day at college. Adrian, the mysterious young man who brought her there, simply wants her to taste a pomegranate. And soon, though she returns to her regular life, her mind begins exploding with dreams and memories of ancient times--of a love between two Greeks named Persephone and Hades. But lethal danger has always surrounded the immortals, and now that she's tainted with the Underworld's magic, that danger is drawing closer to Sophie.
My Rating: ★★★★★

Quote(s) I Like:
"I slept with you!"
"Oh. Which time are you thinking of?"
"As Grete and Karl -- I was married and I slept with you!"
"Just the once. I was leaving forever. It was our only chance."
"Hang on, what do you mean, 'which time'?" She sounded shocked. "How many other times -- other lives --"
Now he couldn't keep from grinning. "How many? In all the lives together? Oh, my. I'd have to be counting a long time to come up with an answer to that."
My Thoughts:
OMG. I've always read books on Greek mythology in modern times, but Persephone's Orchard is hot, intense and gripping in many ways. Molly Ringle has created something so profound that my interest in Greek mythology has increased.

Persephone's Orchad is a something of a retelling of the story of Persephone and Hades. Usually when hearing about Hades you think of an evil, ugly guy, but this spin made Hades a hot, early twenties man. I feel in love with Hades or Adrian had me hyper active. Persephone or Sophie, as she is in this modern twist, is so young, sweet and naive. However, the minute she drunk the juice with the pomegranate juice in it she was able to unlock everything she ever knew.

The romance between the two of them was so amazing. Even though it was instalove for Adrian, Sophie took her time because not only was she already in a relationship, but being human she was only getting used to her past lives meshing with her future.

Besides Adrian, Sophie, the romance and drama, I loved Rhea and Nikolaos aka Hermes. Rhea at first didn't seem too important, but finding that she was there for Adrian when he first sacrificed himself up until he was a young man. To me she seemed like a mother figure. Nikolaos was such a funny character. I loved him from start to finish. I especially enjoyed when Sophie described his outfit -- priceless and hilarious. The underworld was beautiful in the way it was described. Nothing I would ever imagine for it to be, but Molly created it so beautifully.

I hated Thanatos so much. I wish they were never created. I know immortality is not good, but their hatred was insane. I didn't like how they killed Apollo and how they told his wife. Was not cool at all.

Overall, the storyline, the drama, romance, the world and characters were simply fabulous and this will remain a favorite for me.

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